Class President Zaara Metha led the Pledge of Allegiance, sang the STAR SPANGLED BANNER and addressed her peers and their families at the 71st Annual Robert R. Lazar Promotion Ceremony. “These last three years at Lazar have been an amazing experience. Whatever obstacles we faced, we overcame. With the lessons middle school has taught us, high school will be another successful chapter in our lives,” Metha said. Over 230 8th grade students were promoted at the ceremony on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.
The Montville Township Board of Education honored five fourth quarter Montville Township High School ShopRite STARS on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.  Pictured are: Montville Township Board of Education President Dr. David Modrak, Karli Fortunato (Leadership), Sahiti Thopucherla (Community Service), Hannah Musilli (Academics), and Superintendent Dr. Thomas A. Gorman. Not Pictured: Annalisa Kilanowski (Arts) and James Conlon (Athletics).
NAMM Foundation - Montville Township Public Schools has been awarded the Best Communities for Music Education for the 9th Year in a row. "Enriching the lives of children and advancing student achievement...for outstanding support of music education.
Living Lessons speaker Thomas J. Jones Jr. is a World War II Veteran. THOMAS J. JONES, JR. will be honored at Citi Field on Tuesday, June 25th, 2024. Mr. Jones, a 98-year-old resident of Montville Township, New Jersey, has been named the VETERAN OF THE GAME by the Mets organization.  A crowd of 40,000 is estimated to be in attendance as the New York METS confront the New York YANKEES. During the June 25 game between the Mets and Yankees, Mr. Jones, will be seated in the VIP seating area behind home plate. As the designated VETERAN OF THE GAME, the Mets will salute Mr. Jones around the 3rd inning.
The Cedar Hill Elementary School A/V Club made a presentation showcasing their productions made with state of the art video equipment donated by the Montville Township Education Foundation, The A/V Club at Cedar Hill is comprised of eleven fifth grade students and two advisors.  Front Row:  Dennis Khalilov, Jake Lieberman, Maria Duess, Frenchie Domino, Alayna Malinowski, and Dr. David Modrak (Montville Township Board of Education President). Back Row:  Dr. Michael Raj (Cedar Hill Principal), Lisa Accardi (Co-Advisor), Charlie Tremblay, Gabe Gencarelli, Joe DeBlasio, Gavin Rosenberg, Sophia Pawlik, Maureen Moran (Co-Advisor), and Dr. Thomas A. Gorman (Superintendent).
In April and May the Montville Township Public Schools district celebrated STEAM across all district schools. Teachers Jerald Wayne and Karin Wardell, Lazar Steam Club Advisors, supported student club members as they facilitated STEAM events for their peers in grades 6 to 8 on May 31, 2024.
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Nine Montville Township High School athletes were celebrated on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the school’s Annual Student Athlete Recognition Day. In announcing intentions to play college-level sports, the students posed for photos with coaches, administrators, and family members. Eight of the students will play Division 3. One student, Alexis Riley, has signed-on for Division 1 ACHA Ice Hockey at Penn State University. Athletic Director Wayne Guarino congratulated the seniors and noted the level of Mustang Pride the Montville Township Public Schools district and the community-at-large feels toward these outstanding athletes. Photo (l-r): Caroline Slunt, Soccer, Susquehanna University; J.T. Casarico, Track & Field, Kenyon College; Michael McGrath, Football, King's College; James Conlon, Lacrosse, Fairleigh Dickinson University; Brandon Cash, Lacrosse, Susquehanna University; Thomas Longo, Wrestling, Wilkes University; Luke Abilio, Wrestling, Wilkes University; Alexis Riley, D1 ACHA Ice Hockey, Penn State University; & Victoria Zjawin, Swimming, Kean University. Congratulations.
The Montville Township Board of Education honored the five third quarter Montville Township High School ShopRite STARS on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  Pictured are: MTHS Assistant Principal Kenneth Nadzak, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Gorman, Tessa Kunkel (Academics), Eli Kaufman (Athletics), Leo Ervey (Arts), Marlina Barbour (Community Service), Ryan Sun (Leadership), and Montville Township Board of Education President Dr. David Modrak.
Student Leaders, Sophia, Paul, Stella, and Aidan. These fifth grade Student Leaders led the exercise routines for Valley View’s elementary students.  For the past 36 years, Valley View Elementary School has participated in A.C.E.S. – All Children Exercise Simultaneously. On May 1, 2024, the elementary students exercised simultaneously with millions of students around the globe. ACES was developed at Valley View in 1989. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED once called ACES “The world’s largest exercise class.”
Cedar Hill Elementary School helped bring a district-wide musical to the stage this winter. THE LION KING JR was performed by eighteen students from the five elementary schools in the Montville Township Public Schools district. All roles were performed by students in grades two through five. The unique program provided a strong theatrical “team” for elementary students district-wide.
The cast of "Bugsy Malone, JR". A Tongue-in-Cheek Show, “Bugsy Malone, JR.” is a Comedy of Roaring Twenties Flappers and Fedoras Lazar Performs Spring Musical at MTHS - Opening Thursday, March 21 at 7PM. Final performance March 22 at 7PM. FREE senior Citizen performance on Wed 3/20/24. Photo screen shot form video by videographer Lauren Moran. At MTHS.
Vani Sharma is one of only three winners in the NJ Natural Gas [NJNG] Annual Conservation Poster Contest. Nearly 2,000 NJ fifth grade students entered. During an in-class awards ceremony, Sharma, her class, and her school, received awards from NJNG. Sharma’s poster highlighted recycling, composting, saving energy, eliminating pollution, and saving water. Sharma also encouraged others to use green sources of energy. Carolyn Cannon, the Manager of Educational Programming and Customer Advocacy at New Jersey Natural Gas, presented Sharma with an iPad, a framed copy of her winning poster, a Certificate of Excellence, and other items. In addition, awards were given to the William Mason fifth grade classes ($500) and teachers Jennifer McLaughlin, Brooke Williams and Melissa Garcia ($100 gift card). William Mason Elementary School also received $1000 for an environmental project.
Senior Joseph Amoroso as Ren McCormack in the Montville Township High School Theatre Company’s production of FOOTLOOSE. FOOTLOOSE will be performed at MTHS on Thursday, February 29, and Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. A Sunday, March 3, matinee will be also performed at 2:00 p.m. Tickets purchased on-line are $15 for Adults and $12 for Students and Senior Citizens. On-line tickets can be purchased at: http://mthsnj.booktix.com/ . Tickets are General Admission and may also be purchased at-the-door at the price of $18 for Adults and $15 for Students and Senior Citizens.
Fifth grade students from Woodmont Elementary react to the premiere of their Valentine's Production “Woodmont Willie and the Idol of Amor.” Students used state-of-the-art technology that was provided to the Montville Township Public Schools district through a $60K that was awarded by the Montville Educational Foundation.
The Chinese Honor Society of Montville Township High School invites the community to celebrate the Lunar New Year at their “Chinese New Year Festival” on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The MTHS Chinese Honor Society will celebrate the Year of the Dragon at the “Chinese New Year Festival” from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2024, in the Montville Township High School cafeteria. Admission is $5.00. The evening includes performances, snacks and activities. MTHS is located at 100 Horseneck Road in Montville Township, New Jersey.
Applications for the Montville Township Public Schools’ Integrated Pre-school program will be accepted through February 27, 2024. Space is limited in the popular program. Parents and guardians are encouraged to apply before the deadline. www.montville.net/preschool.
Montville Township High School junior Julia Grzebielucha’s “Self Portrait in Sunlight” done in acrylic paint on canvas, will be exhibited at the prestigious “Fresh Perspectives” installation at the Morris Museum in Morristown. Judges selected only 50 pieces of art from the more than 250 submitted. Grzebielucha’s work is 1 of 3 from the MTHS Fine Arts Department. The exhibit runs March 15 through May 26, 2024.
The Montville Township Public Schools Counseling Department is making available an important mental health training program. “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” is an instructor-led online course designed for adults who are parents, guardians, teachers, coaches, camp counselors, etc. This course is being provided free of charge to parents or guardians of students in grades 6-12. Registration is required and seats are limited. The registration deadline is February 9, 2024.  “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” is presented by the National Council for Mental Health and New Bridge Mental Health Services. Those who participate in “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” will learn how to identify, understand, and respond to, signs of mental health and substance-use challenges among adolescents. Participants will build the skills and confidence needed to reach out and provide initial support to young people who are struggling. This course will also help adults learn how to connect young people with help.  The Counseling Department of MTPS has scheduled this VIRTUAL event for February 21 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.   “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” will cover:  Common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in this age group, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD). Common signs and symptoms of substance use challenges. How to interact with a child or adolescent in crisis. How to connect youth with help. Expanded content on trauma, substance use, self-care, and the impact of social media and bullying. Complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class prior to February 21. On both February 21 and February 28, those who are registered will participate in a 2-hour Instructor-led video conference via Zoom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants must attend both virtual evenings. Due to space limitations, please register only one parent or guardian per family, in order to allow additional families an opportunity to also register. Those who register will receive a link to the virtual course. The “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” course includes the following dates and activities:  “VIRTUAL Youth Mental Health First Aid” is an instructor-led online course designed for adults. This course is being provided free of charge to parents or guardians of students in grades 6 to 12. Registration is required and seats are limited. The registration deadline is February 9, 2024. Virtual classes will be held on both February 21 and February 28, 2024, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  To register go to: www.montville.net/mentalhealthfirstaid.
Montville Township High School Invites Incoming Students and Parents to Orientation on Wed., Feb. 7 at 7:00 PM  New Students Will Have Opportunity to Learn About Innovative and Varied Programs and Activities  Montville Township, New Jersey – Incoming freshmen, and other students who will be new to Montville Township High School in fall 2024, are encouraged to accompany their parents or guardians to the “Incoming Student Orientation.” The orientation will begin in the MTHS auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7 (snow date February 8).  Students and parents will have an opportunity learn more about the school’s innovative curriculum and programs.  Current MTHS students, will join faculty, administrators, and staff to answer questions and to introduce incoming students to classes, clubs, activities, and teams.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for students and their parents and guardians,” said Superintendent Dr. Thomas A. Gorman. “I encourage all students who will be attending MTHS in the fall to come out to MTHS for the ‘Incoming Student Orientation.’”  Montville Township High School is located at 100 Horseneck Road, Montville Township, New Jersey. MTHS is the home to the MTHS Mustangs. Nearly 1,100 students attend MTHS. MTHS is part of the Montville Township Public Schools district.  For more information please contact the MTHS Counseling Office at 973-331-7100, ext. 2645. Or visit www.montville.net/mths.